Drive through the impressive wrought iron gates with their tall stone columns to enter the gorgeous home that is Sea Island.
Be greeted with a refreshing Rum Punch (non-alcoholic for the kids) and a delicious Tortuga rum cake. You will also receive a $100 gift certificate to spend at the exclusive, members- only Round Hill.
Sea Island, set on 7 acres of beautifully manicured sloping lawn has a beautiful view of the sea beyond it’s lush grounds adorned by Royal Plams and trees bearing mango, naseberry, pimento, breadfruit and wild orchids. There is also a private, formal hard surface tennis court and a 20’ by 40’ pool.
The 6,500 square foot recently renovated home is filled with a combination of custom made native Jamaican furniture and beautiful English Colonial and French antiques. The home is stately and yet warm and inviting. The floors are either rich dark mahogany or Italian white limestone. Bombay chests, pretty and unique art work and Oriental and French linen rugs enrich the rooms.
The piece-de-resistance is the 125 foot L-shaped verandah with an Italian tiled wet bar. Here, too, is located the formal dining area for memorable home cooked meals created by Sea Island’s gourmet chef in the home’s state-of-the-art kitchen. Sea Island is known for it’s large array of beautiful and unique dinnerware and table linens.
Throughout the day the hillside breezes and trade winds create a gentle, tropical environment.
The Owner’s Suite provides two spacious adjoining bedrooms (that can be closed off for privacy and have two very large walk-through closets between them) with a gorgeous wood four-poster bed in one room and a “Railroad Baron’s” bed in another. En-suite bathrooms feature designer granite sinks, colorful mosaic- tiled sunken indoors showers that open through French doors to a tropical outdoor garden shower. The other four bedrooms (two that are ‘child-friendly connecting) offer king and queen beds with one bedroom having twin beds that can be combined into a king if so desired. All the rooms are beautifully appointed with fine linens, designer comforters and comfy pillows. Each bathroom is fresh and modern and designed with interesting touches in the tiles and lighting. All are well stocked with fluffy towels and scented soaps.
There are two large TV’s and a well stocked library of DVDs and videos. There is an iPod Deck and sound system and many cd recordings for your enjoyment. Free wireless Internet is available
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I have been visiting Jamaica since the 70's after immediately falling in love with the country upon my first visit. The reggae music, the people, the beautiful landscapes of mountains and green vegetation transposed with the deep blue of the sea and just the VIBE have brought me back again and again. I introduced Jamaica to my future husband in the 90's and then to our daughter....both have fallen under it's magic spell and all of us feel so restored and rejuvenated after we spend some time there.
We chose our home there because although it is perfectly secure it is also not an "all inclusive" hotel , which I feel drastically limits your vacation experience. Here you get to experience the 'real' Jamaica and be lovingly tended to by a 9 person staff.
You are only minutes to the sea and to two very exclusive golf and tennis clubs. There are several lovely restaurants near-by if you ever decide to dine out although you may never want to with a full time gourmet chef in the villa kitchen.